Select Destinations of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad 2002r - 2003 (OUTBOUND)
Top overseas destinations visited by U.S. residents for 2002r and 2003. Includes percent change.
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Select Destinations of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad 2002r - 2003 (OUTBOUND)
Rank Country* 2003 Travelers (000) 2002r Travelers (000) Percent Change 2003/2002
1 Mexico (revised) ** 17,566 18,501 -5%
2 Canada 14,158 16,152 -12%
3 U.K. 3,252 3,229 1%
4 France 1,883 2,223 -15%
5 Italy 1,638 1,661 -1%
6 Germany 1,540 1,591 -3%
7 Jamaica 1,492 983 52%
8 Bahamas 1,418 796 78%
9 Japan 1,051 1,287 -18%
10 Dominican Republic 929 1,100 -16%
11 Spain 929 866 7%
12 Netherlands 831 866 -4%
13 Switzerland 611 562 9%
13 Brazil 611 491 24%
15 People's Republic of China 562 725 -22%
15 Australia 562 562 0%
15 Ireland 562 562 0%
18 Republic of Korea 513 608 -16%
19 Hong Kong 489 749 -35%
19 Republic of China (Taiwan) 489 632 -23%
19 Costa Rica 489 398 23%
22 India 416 398 5%
23 Austria 367 304 21%
24 Thailand 342 398 -14%
25 Columbia 318 304 5%
25 Argentina 318 187 70%
Subtotal to Overseas*** 24,452 23,397 5%
Total U.S. Resident Travelers 56,176 58,059 -3%

* Ranked by 2003 visitation volume.

** The Mexico 2002 and 2003 are revised estimates based upon new data from Banco de Mexico.
The revision to Mexico also impacts the total U.S. Resident figure. No other numbers were revised.

*** Overseas includes all countries except Canada and Mexico

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, December 2004